The Confederate Nation We have for years needed a serious scholarly readable work on the Confederate nation that rounds up modem scholarship and offers a fresh and detached view of the whole subject This work fills that o

  • Title: The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865
  • Author: Emory M. Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780061319655
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • We have for years needed a serious, scholarly, readable work on the Confederate nation that rounds up modem scholarship and offers a fresh and detached view of the whole subject This work fills that order admirably Thomas sensibly and deftly integrates the course of Southern military fortunes with the concerns that shaped them and were shaped by them In doing so heWe have for years needed a serious, scholarly, readable work on the Confederate nation that rounds up modem scholarship and offers a fresh and detached view of the whole subject This work fills that order admirably Thomas sensibly and deftly integrates the course of Southern military fortunes with the concerns that shaped them and were shaped by them In doing so he also manages to convey a sense of how the war itself deteriorated from something spirited and gallant to something base and mean and modern on both sides.

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    1. I'd long wanted to read a history of the American Civil War from the perspective of the Confederate States. Catton sometimes does sympathetically adopt the Southern perspective in his books, but his basic orientation is Unionist and his perspectives are usually those of the officers and troops. Thomas, however, gave me what I wanted. A retired University of Georgia professor, his vantage is definitely Southern.Most interesting to me in this book was the discussion of how General Lee was successf [...]

    2. It's more than an another history of the Civil War, it's a study of what formed the Southern particularism and then separatism and how it was confronted to reality in the form of the C.S.A. and war time policies. Well written, sourced but a little bit short on some issues. For instance, the author kept repeating the Southern nationalism was dying in 1864/65 but does not develop much. How so? What's the public opinion? Examples? And so on, whereas the secession crisis and much other aspects are w [...]

    3. I was looking for a non fiction book that covered the civil war from the confederate end. This book fulfilled that need, it is very informative almost to a fault. The book could have been set up in a more user friendly manor by shortening or breaking up the chapters. Each chapter was very broad and made it a lot harder to keep attention.

    4. The only reason I decided to give this book four stars out of five is because Thomas makes no mention on how the Confederate government viewed the Emancipation Proclamation. It is often stated by historians that the Emancipation Proclamation was the death blow to the Southern economy. I would have liked to have seen how Thomas tackled this accusation by giving us the accounts of Confederate officials and how they perceived this attack on their peculiar institution. Was the Emancipation Proclamat [...]

    5. For those looking for a single volume on the confederacy’s view of the civil war from the view of the confederate government then look no further. Emory Thomas takes a look less at the military battles and more at the southern political will and organization that was built up around the southern states making up the Confederate States of America (CSA). The book looks at the domestic institutions such as local governments and the post office as well as the military structure of the departments [...]

    6. I started reading this in order to provide a larger context for my reading of Mary Chesnut's Civil War, but found it a fascinating book in its own right. A look at the Confederacy which includes aspects of the nascent nation ignored or mentioned only briefly in most military history: such as the constitution, taxation, foreign policy, Indian policy, and the arts and intellectual life. The author's thesis is that a nation founded to preserve the status quo quickly found itself, as the result of w [...]

    7. The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865 is a compelling, thoughtful and thoroughly researched book that provides the reader with a quick, yet comprehensive insight on the affairs of the failed Confederate state from its inception in 1861 up until its dissolution in 1865.For all the research that the author carried out to write this fine manuscript, however, its succint character renders it unable to tap on its full potential, rendering the book lacking if you expect it to convey anything more than a q [...]

    8. The Civil War is America's key domestic historical event. Only the Revolutionary War and independence from Britain match the civil war's importance. Many a book's been written about this patriotic mutiny that split the union. But a backbone of it, the Confederacy, hasn't been properly framed or analyzed. With Thomas' THE CONFEDERATE NATION, an analysis now exists. Taking an historiographical approach, Thomas spotlights the rebel nation's origins, sustenance and ultimate failure. Not just in mili [...]

    9. A fairly good, if rapid survey of the rise and fall of Confederate nationalism - marred by the author's enthusiasm for his subject(s). I was interested in this book because of the general theme of revolutionary nationalism that is developed. This next book, which I have not yet read, looks to be deeper and subtler:amazon/Idea-Southern-N

    10. With a focus on the origin and development of Confederate nationalism, Thomas explores the history of the short lived Southern experiment. Significantly, the south had to sacrifice many of her core antebellum, laissez-faire, values to create a slaveholders republic. Excellent but not exhaustive, it's an easy and surprisingly quick read.

    11. An excellent easy to read history of how the South became the Confederacy and in doing so, became a centralized almost socialist state.

    12. I wsh I could rate it higher, but Thomas's military narrative was lacking and his style is dry. Otherwise, this is a book worth reading.

    13. Probably more like 3.5 stars: good content, but not the best writing (a bit repetitive and he seemed to force in big words when they weren't necessary)

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